Fernando Mesa is a CADC in the treasure Valley, an ex-gang member and a recovering addict. We delve into Fernando’s history with drug abuse, lack of role models, poverty and gang life as well as his passion of working with at risk youth trying to ensure early intervention in adolescent drug abuse and how the addiction treatment industry addresses addiction in our countries youth.
Welcome to No Way But North! Where we talk about the miracles of recovery and the tools used to achieve them. This show is a journey through the amazing stories of recovery from addiction and a peek into what makes those stories possible. Every guest is either a person seeking recovery or a professional in the field of addiction treatment. Join us as we seek to share life changing information and recovery with our guests and with you!
Today we are joined by Sally Johnson for the second time. In episode 4 Sally shared with us her decent into addiction and insanity. Today we get to here Sally’s rise into recovery. Join us as we discuss what tools she used and still uses, who helped her along the way and what her life is like now.LISTEN NOW
Evan Beales is an Admissions Supervisor for Northpoint Recovery. Today he shares with us a brief overview of his own journey to recovery and how it aids him in assisting others seek treatment. We talk about the process of admitting to treatment, what makes Northpoint Recovery unique and the inspiration Evan receives seeing his clients achieve long term sobriety.LISTEN NOW
Today, Kate joins the show to share with us her harrowing journey to recovery. Kate shares with us how she survived an abusive marriage, sought treatment and has found her way to more than two years of recovery. Kate tells us how she endured, how she found recovery and how she is thriving today.LISTEN NOW
The 2018 NAATP conference was chalk full of invaluable and surprising opportunities. Not the least of which was an impromptu interview with broadcasting legend, ESPN radio veteran, and Recovery Coast to Coast host Neil Scott. Northpoint President Robert Castan and I interview Mr. Scott, covering everything from his personal story of his involvement in recovery to ethics in the addiction treatment industry. Mr. Scott is a booming voice in the recovery community and we are lucky and humbled to have had him on this show.LISTEN NOW
Today I am joined by Jim Geckler from Harmony Recovery. Jim Shares with us his vast breadth of impressive treatment experience, what makes Harmony the impressive place that it is and his perspective on the industry of addiction treatment as a whole and what can be done to improve it.LISTEN NOW
Today Cortland Mathers-Suter from Aspenridge Recovery joins me at the 2018 National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers conference. Cortland shares with me how he has separated Aspenridge from other Treatment centers and how he plans to continue to do so. Cortland also shares his valuable insight on the Treatment industry and what he believes are the next steps to take.LISTEN NOW
Today Candi Ader and Wesley Hooks from the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Colorado join me at the 2018 National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Conference. Candi and Wes share with me their own experience, what makes the foundry special and their perspective on the status of the treatment industry climate.LISTEN NOW
Today Jon Meldrum, An Ashwood Recovery Counselor, Talks with us about enmeshment, co-dependency and healthy boundaries. Jon shares with us his personal experience with an addict in his family as well has his professional training on dealing with co-dependency and addiction in someone you love.LISTEN NOW
Today Sally Johnson, an Ashwood Recovery Alumni, shares with us her spiral into addiction. Sally talks with us about her childhood through to the point of finding recovery after many signs and interventions. Join us in a later episode to hear Sally's rise to recovery.LISTEN NOW
Today Nycole Thomas, director of patient outreach for Northpoint Recovery joins us. Nycole talks to us about medically assisted therapy through the use of Naltrexone and extended release Naltrexone. We cover the advantages, disadvantages, effects, side effects and brain chemistry.LISTEN NOW
Today Timmy one of the first graduates of Northpoint recovery sits with us as he shares is riveting story of addiction. Timmy takes us through the insanity of his disease that started as young man in Jr. High School. We hear about Timmy's final bottom in addiction and how the start of recovery was one of the most difficult and worthwhile things he has done.LISTEN NOW
Today Mike Biggin's and myself (Cooper Lyons) introduce ourselves as your guests! We share with you our stories of addiction and recovery giving you a glimpse into our experience and why we are here. We hope to continue this journey with you discovering recovery and the tools used to achieve it for years to come.LISTEN NOW